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  1. Ford 4D & 6D (might be the same pump) were used in a wide variety of lorries (thames trader IIRC, amongst others), tractors, pumps, generators etc, so possibly one could be sourced or overhauled from that direction - vintage tractor parts suppliers would possibly be the best bet Springy
  2. Now open to navigation, towpath still closed till 7th April Springy
  3. This stoppage now extended to 27th May Springy
  4. industrial AS2 springy
  5. Is the switch an exact replacement and are the wires connected to exactly the same terminals ? I would expect a BMC to need a switch with four positions and four connections (though probably more than four actual terminals) : OFF -> ignition on ->(sprung)-> heat on ->(sprung)-> engine starter. The minimal connections are power in, feed to alternator/ignition circuits, feed to heater plugs, feed to starter solenoid. I suspect it may be possible to create the symptoms you describe by simply swapping the "power in" connection with the feed to alternator depending on the exact switching layout & sequence within the switch. springy
  6. If buying replacements don't forget to check the A & B ratings - IIRC some 1kg extinguishers have lower ratings than others depending on the actual powder, and that they carry one or more of the BSS listed symbols Springy
  7. Ruston Hornsby 3VSH springy
  8. Its "third party works" - the railway is being electrified, and maintenance of the aqueduct is being carried out at the same time by railway contractors, so out of CaRT control to a large extent. Presumably CaRT have rejected railtrack/carillon's request for extension to May and are "hoping" to meet the February deadline Springy
  9. Not sure of its vintage but certainly different 2 cyl 40 hp @ 1500 Dong Feng ! springy
  10. They look the same as mine which are on channel glaze windows, their web page suggests they are available as spares but little further detail springy
  11. Stoppage now likely to be extended till end of May
  12. Yes springy
  13. Fair point - unless you can find a float switch with a "tall" range the secondary pump will only pump down to kelson level, however if we assumed the switch had say a 2" range then 2" of water above kelson level is probably the same volume as 3" or even 4" below kelson level (depending on how much extra framing there is associated with engine bearers etc. On the other hand if it stops a problem becoming a serious problem ... springy
  14. Personally I don't like all-in-one units - they are easier to fit but if either part fails you have to replace the lot and, as you say, with individual items you can put the float switch where it best suits your needs - possibly particularly relevant to your planned second pump in the cabin area - for this one you may want to set the float level higher, so that under normal circumstances it is not called upon. springy
  15. Its probably more a case of availability - whilst thermostats will each have a design open/close range and in theory any physical shape/mounting design could be made in combination with any design open/close range, in practice you may have to take what you can find - the one I linked to is an 83c - which will match the engine it was designed or specified for. You may have to look round a bit to find a higher rating. In my case it literally was "what was to hand" - the stat had been given to me by a friend clearing some junk as "is this any use to you ? - have it if you want it" and my response was "Actually that might be just the thing I've been looking for." It worked for me, possibly it could work better, but I don't think I'd try and be too "greedy". springy